REV’IT! has just dropped the third episode in the bite-sized series on flat track, Slide. This week we go behind the scenes with racers Patrick ‘PJ’ Jacobsen and Corey Alexander, who explain why flat track has become essential training for some of the world’s fastest road racers.

These guys know what they’re talking about: in 2015 the multi-talented Jacobsen (below) was the first American to take a win in the Supersport World Championship, and today races in the AFT Twins flat track class. He’s also currently running third in the MotoAmerica Supersport class. Corey Alexander is an AMA 600cc Supersport champion and multi race winner who switched to AFT Singles last year.

They explore how flat track pushes even the best racers to new heights, including dirt fans like Marc Márquez. Because sliding around ovals translates into faster lap times for guys who earn their megabucks on asphalt.

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